Benjamin MerrimanAdjunct Instructor of Sociology
- A.M. (2010) University of Chicago, Sociology
- B.A. (2008) James Madison University, Sociology
Research & Major Accomplishments
Merriman is currently pursuing two distinct lines of research. In the first, he examines regional economic change since World War II, with an eye toward the role that geographic scales, particularly political scales, play in this change. In the second, he attempts to specify an interactional mechanism that may serve as the social underpinning of Bourdieu's field theoretic account of social life.
2010. "Gender Differences in Family and Peer Reactions to the Adoption of a Vegetarian Diet," Feminism and Psychology 20(3):420-427.
2009. (with Sarah Wilson-Merriman). "Radical Ethical Commitments on Campus: Results of Interviews with College-aged Vegetarians," Journal of College and Character 10(4):1-10.